Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has told Vincentians in Taiwan he intends to seek a fourth term in office and lead the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) into the next general election, due in 2015.
“There’s no vacancy in the ULP whether in terms of its leadership or prime ministership,” he told the 40 member Vincentian community of mostly students here on Saturday. “Now I am not going to live forever.
And the truth is this, you have a run of three consecutive five-year term, it is not a bad run,” said Gonsalves, who has been prime minister since 2001. Only Sir James Mitchell has been prime minister of the multi-island nation longer, with four successive terms from 1984 to 2000.